Matt Gemmell

My new book CHANGER is out now!

An action-adventure novel — book 1 in the KESTREL series.

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Time patterns

Personal 1 min read

Does anyone else see time-patterns disproportionately often when they check the time? By "time-patterns", I just 
mean times which, on a digital clock, have notable repeating digits, or symmetrical arrangements of digits (like 
5:55, or 12:21, or bang on 00:00).
Almost every time I look at the time on a digital clock, it's one of those visually-notable times. It must 
all be a gigantic conspiracy, probably running right back to the Vatican.



(Needless to say, anyone should feel free to jump in with some long-winded, soporific lecture on the incidence of such patterns, and 
the probabilities involved in seeing them. I probably won't read it, but it'll add value to this otherwise quite barren post. Thanks!)